Lots more hats

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I’ve posted about a lot of hats in the last few days from kitchen utensil inspired hats  to rather shocking hats with real wild life trimmings. I’ve always liked hats and sometimes wish I’d been born in an era when it was the norm for everyone to wear some form of titfer. The chemotherapy treatment…… Continue reading Lots more hats

Sunday hat designing competition 1945

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I thought the kitchen utensil inspired hats I found a couple of days ago were bizarre but the hats in this film clip come a close second. In 1945 a Sunday newspaper organised a hat designing competition and the inspiration for the winners reflects their war-time experiences. Tanks? Flame-throwers? Amazingly the milliners actually created these…… Continue reading Sunday hat designing competition 1945

Shocking hat film from 1952

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The juxtaposition of hat trimmings in this film clip with the types of wild life that sourced them is truly awful. And filmed at London Zoo too. I think this film clip speaks volumes about changed attitudes in the last fifty or sixty years. Can you imagine the outrage now if fashion offered anything remotely…… Continue reading Shocking hat film from 1952

Library for hats?

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Want a posh hat? Can’t afford to pay the full top fashion price? This 1954 hat library might be the answer! Er – maybe not if the hygiene aspect is perturbing. Apparently the opening shot which looks like a display case or maybe a small fridge is actually a hat steriliser. That’s alright then! https://youtu.be/UJwK4O0P2u0…… Continue reading Library for hats?